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Calendar of Events

The Society hosts a series of programs from fall through spring. Programs are free to Society members. A $5.00 donation from non-members would be appreciated.

All programs are held on Sunday at 2:00 PM in Town Hall (Sudbury Center) unless otherwise indicated.

You can view many of our earlier programs on Sudbury TV — see our video library for a listing.

For a printable version of the 2015-2016 calendar of events, click here (pdf file).

September 11th, 2015 (Friday) 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
T-wisted Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser
Chill with a treat from T-wisted Frozen Yogurt at 410 Boston Post Road from 3:00–9:00 PM. 15% of sales will go to support the SHS. Join us at dusk by the outdoor movie screen to watch clips of Sudbury’s own Rex Trailer on his TV show, Boomtown.
September 12th, 2015 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Olde Time Community Fair in the Town Center
Free! The SHS will host “Pies at the Parsonage” (a pie eating contest) and display our replica Native American wetu with a demonstration of the Three Sisters. Be sure to get your picture taken in the stockade by the Town Hall.
September 26th, 2015 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Colonial Faire
Colonial Faire sponsored by the Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute and the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn. The SHS booth with items from our store and stories from our historian will be open from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Admission $2.
October 17th, 2015 (Saturday) 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
3rd Annual SHS Tag Sale Fundraiser
Our third annual tag sale, held on Sudbury Town Hall Lawn. Donations of sale items welcome through the sale date. Call Stewart Hoover at 978/443-9023 or Ursula Lyons at 978/443-9638 for arrangements.
October 24th , 2015 (Saturday) 11:00 AM
Walking Tour of Wadsworth Cemetery
Walking Tour of Wadsworth Cemetery (74 Concord Road). Tour guides Elin Neiterman and Sally Hild and will point out memorial art and architecture, burial sites of Sudbury’s notable citizens, and will explain burial customs and how this quiet sanctuary evolved and is maintained. Park along the roadways in the cemetery (no parking on Concord Road). FREE for SHS Members, $5 for non-members.
Note that this event was rescheduled from October 3rd.
This tour is also available by appointment ($5 per person). Contact the director at to schedule.
November 1st, 2015 (Sunday) 2:00 PM
Early Maps of Sudbury: Who Made them and Why
A lecture and exhibition at the Town Hall. Speaker Jan Hardenbergh will discuss his newly published book, Historical Maps of Sudbury, Massachusetts. Maps will be on display from the collection of Robert Maier.
November 6th, 2015 (Friday) 7:30 PM
Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert “Earthly Baroque”
At First Parish Church, Sudbury (327 Concord Road). Contact Musicians of the Old Post Road at for tickets.
December 5th & 12th (Saturdays), December 6th & 13th (Sundays) 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Hosmer Goes Hollywood
“Hosmer Goes Hollywood” Open House at the Hosmer House (299 Old Sudbury Road). The SHS will be decorating the front bedroom with a favorite children’s movie theme. Come and see our story! The Hosmer House will also be open Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
December 20th, 2015 (Sunday) 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Caroling and Christmas Party
Christmas caroling on the steps of Town Hall followed by a Party with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The U.S. Marines will collect new, unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots.
January 13th, 2016 (Wednesday) 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Benefit Night at Bertucci’s Restaurant
Benefit Night at Bertucci’s Restaurant, Wayland Town Center Plaza (14 Elissa Avenue, Wayland). Dine in, carry out, or delivery. Bertucci’s will donate 15% of the receipts to the SHS. Bring your family and friends!
February 7th, 2016 (Sunday) 2:00 PM
A Little Bit of Sweden, A History of Svensk Kaffestuga
An illustrated talk by Elin Neiterman, with Lisa Forsberg, granddaughter of the restaurant’s owners. Elin and Lisa will discuss the history of the restaurant that stood at 394 Boston Post Road. Special assorted Swedish refreshments will be served after the program. Come and share your recollections.
March 6th, 2016 (Sunday) 2:00 PM
The League of Women Voters: Helping to Shape Sudbury’s History for 60 Years
An illustrated talk in honor of Women’s History Month. LWV Board member and former President Sue Abrams will talk about the history and founding of the League in 1957 and the various League-sponsored studies that have impacted Sudbury’s civic life ever since.
April 6th, 2016 (Wednesday)
Ezekiel How: Innkeeper, Soldier, Citizen
At the Wayside Inn. Join the SHS at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn as Reenactor Tony Howes details Ezekiel How’s involvement in Sudbury life before, during and after the Revolution. In honor of the Inn’s 300th Anniversary, partake in a special prix fixe dinner and enjoy our program.
April 19th, 2016 (Tuesday)
Red Cross Blood Drive at the Town Hall
Be part of an old Sudbury tradition at the Red Cross Blood Drive at Town Hall. More details to follow.
May 21st, 2016 (Saturday)
Home & Hearth Tour
Details to follow.
June 5th, 2016 (Sunday)
History of Wolbach Farm
The History of Wolbach Farm presented in collaboration with the Sudbury Valley Trustees at Wolbach Farm (18 Wolbach Road). Photographer Alice Wellington will discuss the history of the Wolbach Farm and family and how SVT evolved. SVT will lead a walking tour following the lecture.

Past Programs

June 7, 2015 Where They Were and How They Grew video of presentationdetails ...

May 16, 2015 Home and Hearth Tour details ...

April 12, 2015 Sudbury’s Road to the Revolutionary War (1765-1775) video of presentationdetails ...

March 1, 2015 The Untold Story of Henry Ford’s Underground Cooling Plant video of presentationdetails ...

February 1, 2015 Wheeling, Dealing, A Dump and Sudbury’s Future video of presentationdetails ...

November 9, 2014 Remember. Reflect. Explain details ...

October 24, 2014 Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert details ...

October 5, 2014 Sudbury Plantation Un-covered: Archaeological Evidence of the First Residents video of presentationdetails ...

June 8, 2014 The Men who Marched to Concord, April 19, 1775 video of presentationdetails ...

May 4, 2014 War Memorials of Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

April 6, 2014 Rev. Edmund Brown's Library: a Concert Drawn from a Puritan Minister's Musical Interests video of presentationdetails ...

March 2, 2014 Railroads in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

February 2, 2014 The King Philip War in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

January 12th, 2014 Puritans Make a Village video of presentationdetails ...

Join us for our kick off of Sudbury's 375th Anniversary Celebration. Hal Cutler will use his extensive knowledge of the Goodnow family and Sumner Chilton Powell's Pulitzer Prize winning book Puritan Village - The Formation of a New England Town to provide a look at the beginning of Sudbury.

December 15th, 2013 Christmas from Olde New England Musicians of the Old Post Roaddetails ...

November 19th, 2013 Genealogy 101 video of presentationdetails ...

November 10th, 2013 The Fabric of Life in Sudburydetails ...

October 19th, 2013 Rev. Israel Loring of Sudbury (1682-1772) video of presentationdetails ...

September 21st, 2013 Five Century House Tour in Waylanddetails ...

June 9th, 2013 Ice Cream Social and Annual Meeting video of presentationdetails ...

May 5th, 2013 Hattie Goodnow's Life and Legacy video of presentationdetails ...

April 7th, 2013 The History of the (Recreated) Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute video of presentationdetails ...

March 3rd, 2013 Isaac Edrehi — The “Spanish Jew”video of presentationdetails ...

February 3rd, 2013 History Matters! video of presentationdetails ...

Even More Past Programs...

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